Head Football Coach

Job description

The head football coach is responsible for leading all facets of a Division IIIprogram. Of particular importance are the proven ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, parents, staff, faculty, alumni, administrators and media; the proven ability to organize and implement successful recruitment and development programs; the proven ability to inspire achievement and leadership among student-athletes and staff; and a commitment to adhere to the regulations, resources, philosophy, standards of the institution, the CCIW and the NCAA.

Essential Functions:

1. Manage football program operations, including coaching, recruiting, and supervision of coaching assistants, graduate assistants, and student workers. 2. Manage recruitment/retention of student-athletes. 3. Manage the program budget. 4. Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude at all times. 5. Communicate in a courteous manner. 6. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and promote an inclusive culture. 7. Meet or exceed NCAA Academic Progress Rates. 8. Work effectively with student athletes of varying abilities, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds to instill commitment, discipline, and teamwork. 9. Maintain program supplies and equipment. 10. Maintain compliance with NCAA, Conference (CCIW), and institution. 11. Promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches, graduate assistants, and other administrators involved with the program. 12. Participate in fundraising and development events. Be highly visible in the community. 13. Organize, plan and conduct safe team training during practice and conditioning activities. 14. Manage a program with the highest of standards where student-athletes are empowered to lead lives of leadership and service outside of the football program. 15. Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous improvement. 16. Support mission, vision and values.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. 2. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. 3. Proven successful experience in recruiting and coaching at the collegiate level or as a head coach at the high school level. 4. Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division III rules, practices, policies, philosophy, and procedures.

Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

Elmhurst College invites applications for the position of Head Football Coach. Elmhurst College participates in Division III Athletics as a member of the CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin).

Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Official transcripts will be verified prior to employment. Finalists will agree to a background check.





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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 2/27/2019
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